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  1. Thread: Wax Moth?????

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    Wax Moth?????

    I have a weak hive. During the inspection I came across this frame. Looks like wax moth but not sure. If it is can I save the frame by freezing it since it is not a brood frame? :s

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  2. Thread: Late Swarm

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    Late Swarm

    It will soon be getting cooler within a few weeks. Just picked up a new swarm about 2 and half pounder. I'm feeding over time. Chances of it making it?
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  3. Thread: Moving Bees

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    Re: Moving Bees

    Thank you. Helped tremendously/.
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    Re: Nuc with no stores - what to do with it?

    If the others a enough stores I would take from them a frame and add to the nuc. And then I would build a feeder the size of your Nuc and be ready to add sugar feeder to them if needed during the...
  5. Thread: Moving Bees

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    Moving Bees

    I read that bees should not be moved less than 3 feet or they should be moved more than 3 miles. Anyone know why?
    :scratch:
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    Re: How many hives and how long?

    I did the same thing with criagslist and got two trap outs. Didn't get very many calls for swarms-but a few for trapouts. It,s fun buit I live on the edge of the desert. Really hot and dry this...
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    How many hives and how long?

    How long and how many hives did it take before you got a small apiary established? I lost my first an only hive several years ago. I invested in three packages this year and trapped out two...
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    Re: combining hive colonies into one.

    Mojave
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    Re: Pic of my last grafts.

    Nice set.
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    Re: combining hive colonies into one.

    It's dry here with little flowering plants. High desert. And we recently had a large fire in this canyon. I may have to feed just to build of my good colonies until next spring. Thanx for the...
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    Re: combining hive colonies into one.

    Thank you everyone. I trapped out two colonies and ordered queens for them but UPS had them in the sun most of the day during 100 degree weather. One of them has brood and the other has a lot of...
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    Re: combining hive colonies into one.

    Just found the post about newspaper combine. Will try this to save as many bees as possible.
    Thanx
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    combining hive colonies into one.

    Well the queens I ordered didn't take. I now have a queenless hive. The UPS drivers in my area are not the smartest - they don't know how to read the label for live bees. Would anyone combine a...
  14. Thread: Trapouts

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    Re: Trapouts

    Got queens next day air and took all day to get (6:00 PM). When the driver arrived they were on his dash in the sun. I ask him if he knew what was in the package and he said he had no Idea. The...
  15. Thread: Trapouts

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    Re: Trapouts

    Queens will be here Wednesday or Thursday.
    :D
  16. Thread: Trapouts

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    Re: Trapouts

    Thank you
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    Re: To feed or not to feed

    Thanx for the info. I'll need to take a trip to Bakersfield for more sugar. I built top feeders for three of my hives.
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    Re: To feed or not to feed

    Thanx Mr. G. That helps alot. I notice one of the hives was small still. Not sure why but Ill return the feed to them.
  19. Thread: Trapouts

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    Trapouts

    Did an inspection on two hives from a trapout. No Queen. I bought three packages and installed this year around the end of may. they only have three to four frames of brood . Would you place a...
  20. Thread: first packages

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    first packages

    2325232423232322This my first packages.
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    Re: To feed or not to feed

    Thanx everyone.
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    Re: When to stop feeding

    Thanx for all the answers.
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    When to stop feeding

    I've been feeding my new packages of bees for about two weeks. They have pulled 3-5 frames of comb and started brood. When would you stop feeding?
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    To feed or not to feed

    I live near the Mojave Desert and the nectar flow was very early this year and now has dwindled. I just got three packages of bees last week. Would you feed and for how long? This season appears...
  25. Thread: Bees in the box

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    Bees in the box

    I checked two traps close to me and found a large amount of drones. These two trap outs the bees found a new way to get back into the original hive. I re-foamed and hope this will take care of the...
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